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Are you sick of automated calls?
OneMadGypsyPostSeptember 11, 2018, 12:21
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How many times has your phone rang, you answer it, it's some recording and you hang up just to be called back by the exact same service within a few hours or days? Did you know that on most automated systems pressing the number 2 will unsubscribe you from their call list? Does this mean you should just press the number 2 and hang up? Well, no. Unfortunately, you should wait for some menu and make sure that 2 is the proper number to press. Personally I DO just press 2 and hang up cause I have zero patience and, so far, this has not come back to bite me in the ass but, the day is coming for sure. Some "less-than-reputable" asshole, somewhere, has reprogrammed his system to make the number 2 "subscribe me to everything in the universe and sell every bit of my information to everyone". That jerk's system is going to call me and I am really going to wish I had the patience to wait for the menu when it is all said and done. However, SO FAR, pressing 2 works great. I never get called back from the companies I have unsubscribed from.

This is just my little PSA to all the people out there getting robo-called to death and technically doing nothing about it. You have some power to start eliminating these calls. You just need to (generally) put a number 2 in their system. ;)

If you press number 2 and you hear "You have been (unsubscribed|removed) from our call list" of course, you know you did it right. If you just hear "Thank you", you maybe still successfully removed yourself. I have heard both of those messages and haven't gotten any callbacks. Those are the only 2 messages I have ever heard after pressing number 2.

Downgraded286PostOctober 7, 2018, 20:08
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I can block up to 99 numbers with my MagicJack phone. We were getting tons of spam calls, including ones where I would answer the phone, and hear nothing... blocking the bullshit numbers helps cut down on the amount of calls like that we get, but they keep changing numbers. I fear one day I'll run out of room on my block list...

OneMadGypsyPostOctober 7, 2018, 20:46
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I almost don't get any calls anymore. I put in the work pressing 2 and the calls have pretty much stopped. Also, often the numbers are spoofed. I've gotten calls from people asking me why I called them but, I never did. You are quite possibly blocking numbers of real people that you will ironically need/want/ask to call you in the future.

Downgraded286PostOctober 7, 2018, 21:25
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I'll try pressing 2 to see what happens. At worst, I'll get more spam. Kind of a moot point when I already have spam. Unless... you're lying and you are working for the spammers, and you want everybody to press 2 so they can send us more spam!

OneMadGypsyPostOctober 7, 2018, 21:38
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I am definitely NOT working for the spammers :D! You like all the spam we have here? Oh, right, we have NONE!

Press 2. I have pressed 2 like 100 times and the calls have pretty much stopped entirely. I don't even wait. As soon as I hear "Hello, we've been..." [2]

I keep meaning to press other numbers to see if I can pinpoint which number is the menu but, I am programmed at this point to press 2 as an immediate reaction.

Downgraded286PostOctober 7, 2018, 21:44
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It's all a cover up to get us to trust you... so we would read this thread, press 2 and download more spam!

Nice job keeping the spam away from here, though. I couldn't tell you how many times I started reading a shitty comment at QuakeOne, only to see it was somebody trying to sell me an essay or something...

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